Amazon Cloud Cam Is Poor (Tested)

Author: Rob Kilpatrick, Published on Nov 17, 2017

Retail behemoth Amazon has entered the surveillance market with the Amazon Cloud Cam, the eyes of its just-announced Amazon Key delivery service.

But how does the camera stack up against incumbent cloud cameras like Nest, Ezviz, Arlo, and others? We bought the Amazon Cloud Cam to find out.

In this report, we tested:

  • Image quality
  • Streaming/compression issues
  • Motion/person detection
  • Clip sharing/export
  • App usability
  • Configuration

While consumer sites are giving the Cloud Cam strong reviews, we disagree. Compared to other options that we tested against, we found a number of technical problems that make it fairly uncompetitive, except, of course, for Amazon's massive brand/distribution advantage.

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